Wasn't Foster the primary ref responsible for the screw-job we were getting early in Game 2?
the thing that pisses me off, if in-fact the refs make a questionable call that decides the game, this will happen.
If Heat win, headline
"Heat bounce back and knock off Pacers to head to the Finals"
If Pacers win, headline
"Questionable call dooms Heat as Pacers advance to their first final appearance since 2000"
What a freaking joke.
Of COURSE it's this crew...
we overcome adversity tonight.
You got that right. It's like the joke about what you call the guy who finished dead last in his graduating class at medical school.
You just call him "doctor" of course.
At this point, by any means possible just git 'er done!
The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!)
"Every time I pitched it was like throwing gasoline on a fire. Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw!"
- Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh
It's too bad the NBA is fixed.
The Gambling Evidence Does Not Look Great for Scott Foster or the NBA
Honestly. This isn't the worst thing in the world.
We were going to play 5 on 8 this game. We all know it.
Foul trouble hurts us, pretty obviously. But a lot of fouls...when the Heat can't get in their offensive flow. Isn't the best thing for us either.
There's nothing this team can't overcome. Even if it irritates the rest of us.
I don't pay attention to the odds makers for gambling, but I am willing to bet the Pacers are the underdog. Now if Foster is a gambling man, knowing how close this series has been, wouldn't he be wanting the Pacers to win to maximize his profits?
Here's to the refs ****ing over Floyd Mayweather's bet!
Well, here I am. Unfortunately the Pacers were so bad in and of themselves it didn't really matter at all, but they were bad. Not always, mind you, but too often.
Probably the single most pathetic moment was late in the game when Chris Andersen flops, turns, whined, stared, waited, and then Scott Foster decided to call the foul very late. A lot of flops drew a lot of fouls tonight.
I also believe that several of the Heat traps would have been called fouls if we try that crap.
But whatever, it ended up not mattering anyway.
Even with the terrible officiating we did not deserve to win with the way we played tonight...BUT there has to be a point when as a Pacer you need to make the foul count! If their calling the game that way - then give them a hard foul or two! Make that foul count!
Look the Pacers play horribly on Defense in this Game 7, but lets not pretend the Heat didn't get some home cooking tonight. No one can deny this game was officiated much differently than the other games of this series. They were allowed to get away with alot of grabbing and pushing under the basket, and PG and Hibbert were picking up some very light touch fouls, and questionable calls on Hibberts Verticality.
Heats Defense was locked in, but its alittle easier to defend when the refs let you get away with hacking and grabbing on Defense.
I think there is a legit point to be brought up that David Stern got the result he wanted tonight and the officiating crew help his cause.
You can't get champagne from a garden hose.